Friday, February 15, 2013
Want to observe the budget process? Then attend these meetings!
Friday, February 15
Interested in the Narragansett School Committee budget process this year? To help you out, the district has released a handy cheat sheet with the relevant sessions to attend. If you’re interested, print out the attached PDF. And, for your ease of use, here’s the schedule again: Want to be e-mailed when we have a new Narragansett or South Kingstown budget article? Click the “keep me posted!” button below.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The town clerk swears in a new school committee and town council before a two-hour meeting.
In the first act of business at Monday’s Narragansett Town Council meeting, Narragansett Town Clerk Anne Irons swore in the members of the school committee and town council for new two-year terms. (In case you missed that whole election thing in early November, you can find recaps here and here.) The council voted 5-0 to make James Callaghan council president, and 4-1 to make Susan Cicilline-Buonanno council vice president. Former council president Glenna Hagopian was the vote against. Callaghan thanked former councilors David Crook, Alisa Trainor Fleet and Chris Wilkens for their service. Crook and Fleet did not win re-election to the council, while Wilkens chose to run against Teresa Tanzi for a General Assembly seat and also lost. In …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Although precincts flip in one General Assembly race, the results are otherwise unchanged with the mail ballot count.
Barring a shocking outcome from a recount or a late challenge to the election results, the candidates everyone thought they had elected after Tuesday remain the same after mail ballot counting Thursday afternoon. The closest race – South Kingstown Town Council – saw the fifth place candidate, Democrat Paul Donnelly, expand his lead from 81 votes to 108 over fellow Democrat Fred Frostic. Seventh place candidate and Republican Sean O’Donnell gained on Frostic, but remains 110 votes behind Donnelly. The mail ballots did flip Narragansett to Republican Chris Wilkens in the District 34 General Assembly race. With the ballots factored in, Wilkens beat Tanzi by 32 votes at St. Mary’s, and lost by one vote at the Pier School, meaning he did carry …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Did your candidate lose? Did they win? Read the postmortem here for Narragansett and South Kingstown candidates.
Although as many as 1,000 mail ballots remain to be counted for South Kingstown, and 600 for Narragansett, most races of the 2012 General Election appear to be settled. Looking for a full rundown for the candidates? Well, here you go! Here is our rundown, in the order of Narragansett, South Kingstown, state and federal races, and ballot questions. NARRAGANSETT TOWN COUNCIL The composition of the Narragansett Town Council will be radically different going forward, as the only incumbents remaining are Susan Cicilline-Buonanno (3,067) and Glenna Hagopian (2,637). Joining them will be James Callaghan, Matthew Mannix (2,829) and Douglas McLaughlin. Callaghan was the top vote-getter with 3,404 votes, and McLaughlin was fifth with 2,527. In sixth…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exercise your civic right to vote! A slew of local races are hotly contested.
Hey listen, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s an election today, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (And if you don’t know, it must mean you don’t have a mail box, or own a TV, or drive, since all those mediums have been splattered with a ridiculous amount of advertising for several months now.) Not sure where your polling place is, or who you’re even voting for? Well, that’s not a great sign. But you can look it up by going here, to the Secretary of State’s website, and they have a neat lookup method. Sample ballots are also available, in case you want to practice before hitting the polls. For the full voter guide, see the attached PDF. This guide includes the full text for the seven state ballot questions. If you’re unfamiliar with the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
In Rhode Island, the voter ID law requires voters to present some sort of ID before they will be allowed to vote tomorrow – here's what you'll need.
Voters in Rhode Island will need to present one of the following forms of ID, according to the R.I. Board of Elections: *The Rhode Island Secretary of State's office is issuing free voter photo ID cards to individuals who do not possess any of the valid Photo IDs listed above. See the Secretary of State's website for additional information on the program, or call (401) 222-2340. Except for birth certificates, Social Security cards, and government-issued medical cards, all other non-photo IDs must contain the current name and address of the voter, and must have been issued after the recent general election on Nov. 2, 2010: Any voter who is unable to present valid identification at the polls, will be required to cast a provisional ballot. …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Patch will be live at Narragansett Town Hall to provide coverage of tonight's Q&A and candidates forum for Narragansett School Committee and Narragansett Town Council.
Hi folks! Tonight, we're going to be using the Cover It Live applet for the chat, since it's generally easier to follow along and what not. Please excuse any typos I have in advance though, since it's much tougher to edit with Cover It Live vs. using our usual story template. This story and the chat applet should be live as of 6 p.m. EST, so feel free to comment at that point. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. - For more info, see our preview article from earlier today.
Tonight's forum will have Narragansett School Committee and Narragansett Town Council candidates.
Release courtesy the League of Women Voters. Edited a bit from the original phrasing to take into account the forum tonight. We will also be live blogging from the debate tonight – If you’d like to be e-mailed when that article goes live, click the “keep me posted!” button at the bottom of this story. To educate local voters about the elections on Nov. 6, the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend the final “Meet the Candidates” event. The final forum will take place tonight at Narragansett Town Hall. Candidates for Narragansett School Committee will speak from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by Town Council candidates from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patch will be live blogging from the event, and YOU can add your own comments and thoughts …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Diane Nobles is running for re-election for the Narragansett School Committee.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Name : Dr. Diane S. Nobles Date of birth : July 24, 1950 Place of residence : Narragansett College : University of Rhode Island Degree : Bachelor of Arts Year of graduation : 1972 University : Northeasetern State University Degree : Community College Education and Student Personnel Services and Counseling Year of graduation : 1979 University : Texas A&M University Area of research : Educational Human Resource Development Year of graduation : 2001 Job titles held : Program Manager Employers : Community College of Rhode Island Party affiliation : Republican Running for position: Narragansett School Committee Incumbent: Yes First elected: November 6, 2004 Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Want to see …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tammy McNeiece is running for re-election to the Narragansett School Committee.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Name : Tammy McNeiece Date of birth : January 1, 1970 Place of residence : Narragansett College : University of Rhode Island Degree : B.S. Year of graduation : 1992 University : Fairfield University and Rhode Island College Degree : M.A. and M. Ed. Year of graduation : 1996 and 2005 Job titles held : Special Education teacher Party affiliation : Democrat Running for position: Narragansett School Committee Incumbent: Yes First elected: November 4, 2008 Previous elective offices : School Committee Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2006 Want to see our hub page for election profiles? Click here! Want to be e-mailed when we have new Election 2012 articles? Click the "keep me posted!" button below.